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French or German "Naughty Hold-to-the-light" cards

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030134492]
Identifier: MS-0705
Copied from dealer description: [Erotic Art] A Set of 8 1920s French or German Naughty 'Hold-to-the-Light' Cards. An interesting set of 8 'hold-to-the-light' cards with French & German instructions stamped at the top, featuring ladies in various states of undress doing various things with various props. One features Josephine Baker in her banana dress. The effect of the hold to the light feature is oddly unimpressive. 8 cards. 3.5"x5.5". Minor soil, light wear.

Dates

  • 1920s

Physical Description

Items are fragile and may require consultation with Conservation and Preservation department before access is provided.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

0.167 Cubic Feet (8 items)

Biographical / Historical

This is an artificially assembled collection, so no biographical or historical note is required.

Scope and Contents

Copied from dealer description: [Erotic Art] A Set of 8 1920s French or German Naughty 'Hold-to-the-Light' Cards. An interesting set of 8 'hold-to-the-light' cards with French & German instructions stamped at the top, featuring ladies in various states of undress doing various things with various props. One features Josephine Baker in her banana dress. The effect of the 'hold to the light' feature is oddly unimpressive. 8 cards. 3.5"x5.5". Minor soil, light wear.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Joslin Hall Rare Books, December 2014.

Physical Description

Items are fragile and may require consultation with Conservation and Preservation department before access is provided.

Processing Information

Processed by Jordon Steele, August 2015.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA